Press Release (ePRNews.com) - WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Mar 07, 2018 - Something Greek, America’s largest supplier of screen-printed and custom-embroidered fraternity and sorority gear, is pleased to announce Ariel Potter as the winner of its Greek Life essay scholarship contest. Something Greek will award Potter a $1,500 scholarship to be used for education-related expenses in the 2018 spring semester.
“Students from all across the country shared with us their experiences and stories of being a part of sorority and fraternity life,” says Scott McManus, owner of Something Greek. “But in the end, we could only choose one! What drew us to Ariel’s essay, and what ultimately led to us choosing her answer, was her unmistakable passion for exemplifying the values that embody Greek life. We’re thrilled that such a bright, young mind will be furthering her education in the spring in order to make a positive impact on the world.”
Something Greek’s contest tasked students with answering one question: What does it mean to be part of Greek life in 2017? Students could apply for the scholarship by submitting their answer in the form of a 1,000-1,500 word essay. The essay, along with an undergraduate or graduate transcript, would then be reviewed by Something Greek. Eligible students were required to be an active sorority or fraternity member, be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university, have maintained a 3.0 grade point average or higher at the time of application and be actively involved with philanthropy or volunteer activities.
What drew us to Ariel’s essay, and what ultimately led to us choosing her answer, was her unmistakable passion for exemplifying the values that embody Greek life.
An excerpt from Potter’s essay is as follows:
“From my time in my sorority I have found a community to welcome me, role models who motivate me, friends to comfort me, and a house where I am safe. With my sisters I have tutored in classrooms, climbed mountains, attended the Women’s March, laughed until I cried and cried until I laughed. Every meeting in our chapter room leaves me feeling supported and inspired by the women around me. I attend plays that my sisters star in, basketball games that my sisters play in, and dialogue sessions that my sisters mediate. One of my favorite quotes is, ’empowered women empower women’ and to me that is the epitome of my sorority chapter.”
Something Greek’s scholarship contest concluded Dec. 15, 2017.
Read the original details of the scholarship contest here.
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